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Utility infielder Gosuke Katoh started his first major-league game Thursday, drawing a walk and scoring a run in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Batting eighth and playing second base, the 27-year-old Katoh, born in California to Japanese parents, began a big-league game for the first time since he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round in 2013.

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